Acacia Coast

After developing an appreciation for craft beer while living in Portland, Ore., Acacia moved to Durango, Colo., for college, and finished her degree in international business in Chambéry, France. After college, she began work with the Center for Creative Leadership, a world-renowned non-profit executive leadership and research organization. During her four years at CCL, she coordinated and managed leadership programs for executives from countless industries around the world. Currently, Acacia works with the BA's government affairs team as the state brewers associations coordinator, traveling the nation in support of America’s craft brewers guilds.

  1. Taking the ferry this weekend from Cape May to Lewes with the NJ & DE guilds at their joint craft beer fest, Brews by the Bay.
  2. Off to Bismarck, North Dakota for a guild meeting tomorrow, Aug 18!
  3. Ten states joining Art DeCelle and I in Madison for the 4th annual Regional Gathering of the Guilds.
  4. Enjoying the discussions at Nevins in Plainfield at the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild meeting today.
  5. Headed to Boulder HQ for a few days with my colleagues in the beautiful Spruce St office this week.
  6. CCBA bi-annual meeting in San Diego always impressive & informative, all seminars host top-notch speakers. Be sure to check out the upcoming CA Craft Beer Summit!

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Ten Guilds Gather for Annual Midwest Meeting

Each August in Madison, Wis., the guilds from the 11 states that participate in the Great Taste of the Midwest festival are invited to join a regional gathering. This was the fourth year for this meeting. The gathering began when Wisconsin and Minnesota craft brewers guilds determined that with so many small brewers in one place for the …More